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Obituaries: Brent Ferren, James Carter

Brent Ferren, 61, died Jan. 25 in Glen Rose and James Carter, 80, died Jan. 26 in Shreveport, La.

CERI responds to flooding in Sri Lanka, 10 years after deadly tsunami

CERI responds to flooding in Sri Lanka, 10 years after deadly tsunami

Flooding in Sri Lanka in December prompted Children’s Emergency Relief International to help provide food and temporary shelter for displaced victims and coordinate plans to rebuild.

Texas Baptists’ hunger offering supports IMB development ministries

Texas Baptists’ hunger offering supports IMB development ministries

Texas Baptist's are giving  $103,000 in hunger offering funds to equip International Mission Board personnel to teach people how to sustain a fish farm in South America and meet other needs around the globe.

Container filled with ministry supplies arrives in Cuba

Container filled with ministry supplies arrives in Cuba

The world focused on Cuba in recent days, gauging the impact of restored diplomatic relations with the United States after more than 50 years. But for a Waco couple and a Texas Baptist Men volunteer team, a trek to Cuba was business as usual.

Christians’ collaborative passion can change a city, Denison says

Christians’ collaborative passion can change a city, Denison says

Collaborative passion is the only solution if Christians want to impact the city of Dallas, Jim Denison, founder of the Denison Forum on Truth and Culture, told participants in the second Movement Day Greater Dallas.

Texas Tidbits: DBU music program reaccredited

Texas Tidbits: DBU music program reaccredited

The National Association of Schools of Music granted reaccreditation to Dallas Baptist University’s music department.

Racial reconciliation must start with churches, pastors say

Racial reconciliation must start with churches, pastors say

More than 2,500 people attended the second Movement Day Greater Dallas event in Dallas, representing a diverse Christian leadership from business, education, health care, nonprofit organizations, government and churches hoping to transform the city through the cooperative efforts of God’s people.

Texas Baptists sign lease for new Dallas office space

Texas Baptists sign lease for new Dallas office space

Baptist General Convention of Texas executives signed a lease agreement Dec. 29, 2014, for office space in Dallas about eight miles north of the current Baptist Building near downtown. They finalized the sale of the Baptist Building to Baylor University Jan. 22.

Texas Baptists celebrate MLK Day by packing 23,000 meals

Texas Baptists celebrate MLK Day by packing 23,000 meals

The words “Vitamins!” “Protein!” and “Vegetables!” echoed across the concrete walls of Texas Baptist Men’s Dixon Mission Equipping Center as 175 Texas Baptist volunteers packed 23,000 meals on Martin Luther King Jr. Day to send to Liberia.

Obituaries: Verl Capps, Mike Gresham

Verl Capps, 89, longtime music minister and educator, died Jan. 18 in Waxahachie. Mike Gresham, 61, died Jan. 19 in Port Lavaca, where he was pastor of First Baptist Church.

Obituaries: Storm, Lyles, Hopper, Scott

Deaths: Ralph Storm, 86, Jan. 7 in Corpus Christi; Carter Lyles, 87, Jan. 9 in Carrollton; John David Hopper, 80, Jan. 10 in Houston; and Orville Scott, 80, Jan. 12 in Grand Saline.

Buckner’s 3 millionth pair of shoes given to Guatemalan child

Buckner’s 3 millionth pair of shoes given to Guatemalan child

Dulce Alquijay Raymundo was the recipient of the 3 millionth pair of shoes distributed through Buckner Shoes for Orphan Souls.

Sabbath rest can help portly pastors fight fat, Baylor study shows

Sabbath rest can help portly pastors fight fat, Baylor study shows

More than one-third of American ministers are obese, with stress, long hours, poor pay and lack of self-care among the reasons, a Baylor University study revealed.

Former seminary head John David Hopper dies

Former seminary head John David Hopper dies

John David Hopper, former president of the European-based International Baptist Theological Seminary, died Jan. 10 at age 80.

Texas lawmakers urged to restore funding for public education

Texas lawmakers urged to restore funding for public education

Charles Foster Johnson, executive director of Texas Pastors for Children, asked about 200 ministers and educators to raise their voices in opposition to any efforts to privatize public education or divert public money to private schools.

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